Materia Launches Olefin Metathesis Resource (12/8/09)
Olefin metathesis is a process in which two carbon-carbon double bonds (olefins) come together in a chemical reaction, forming new olefinic products in the process. Catalysts provide a pathway for the chemical reaction to take place. The Nobel Prize-winning catalytic technology is used to synthesize chemical compounds with fewer manufacturing steps, while simultaneously reducing byproducts, solvents, and waste material generation. It is widely used in the chemical, polymer and pharmaceutical industries.
“All Things Metathesis is an outgrowth of Materia’s commitment to educate the academic and industrial communities about the benefits and applications of olefin metathesis,” stated Mike Giardello, Materia’s CEO. “We’ve developed considerable expertise in this field by exclusively focusing on the chemistry over the past eleven years. Therefore, we can provide relevant and timely technical information, particularly in regards to metathesis’ efficient application.”
All Things Metathesis began publishing posts in September. The site provides general information on olefin metathesis and specific information on ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts.
Current content topics include:
- Olefin metathesis processes
- Best practices when using ruthenium catalysts
- Industrial and academic applications
- Ruthenium catalyst assessments
- Suggested resources for additional information
For more information, visit www.allthingsmetathesis.com.